WORLD Thailand's airport authority expects nearly 5 mln travelers during New Year


Thailand's airport authority expects nearly 5 mln travelers during New Year


20:09, December 20, 2019

BANGKOK, Dec. 20 (Xinhua) -- The Airports of Thailand (AoT) said Friday that it projects nearly 5 million travelers through its six airports during the New Year holiday season.

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(File photo: VCG)

AoT President Nitinai Sirismatthakarn said, "4.93 million travelers will be going through Suvarnabhumi, Don Mueang, Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Phuket and Hat Yai airports," adding the number of passengers will be 2.29 percent lower; however the number of flights will be 28,600, rising by 0.06 percent comparing with figures from the last New Year festival.

Bangkok city's main international Suvarnabhumi airport will serve 2.27 million people and 12,100 flights, Don Mueang airport at 1.33 million travelers and 8,400 flights, Phuket airport 720,000 people and 4,100 flights, Chiang Mai airport 407,600 people and 2,800 flights, Chiang Rai airport 100,000 people and 600 flights, and Hat Yai airport 100,000 people and 700 flights, Nitinai said.

The airport authority president said that more staff will be deployed to serve passengers while parking fees will be waived at some areas inside the airports premises.

Nitinai also took the opportunity to announce the launch of AoT Airport software application that alerts passengers of their check-in and boarding times, locations and warnings of possible congestions in airport terminals.

The software application will help travelers manage their time and improve passengers' flows at the airports by 15-20 percent, said Nitinai. 

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